School: Granton H.S. Class of 1961(10 Year Reunion - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Steiner, Schiller, Rick, Winkler, Shaw, Rowe, Opelt, Sobczak, Riedel, Ratsch, Wagner, Foemmel, Barten, Howard, Virnig, Coyle, Gregurich, Garbisch, Czarnetzki, Phipps, Rand, Schaefer, Edelblute, Schumacher, Smith, Wegner, Thiede, Walters, Lee, Lemons, Johnson, Schmidt, Sternitzky, Teter, Vine

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) /1971

Granton High School Class of 1961(10 Year Reunion - 21 August 1971)

A reunion of the Granton High School class of 1961 was held Saturday evening, August 21, at Bali Hai Supper Club. Twenty-five members of the 37-member class were present for the 10-year reunion. Others in attendance were faculty member-advisors Francis Steiner and Mrs. Steiner and Mrs. Cloe Schiller and Mr. Schiller, Marshfield, and LaVern Rick, Granton High School principal in 1961, and Mrs. Rick, Blanchardville.

Bruce Winkler served as master of ceremonies. Members of the planning committee were Bonnie Shaw, Fern Rowe, Joyce Opelt, and Barbara Sobczak. Decorations were in the class colors of coral and silver. The centerpiece as made up of coral roses, the class flower.

The group voted to have a 20-year reunion at Bali Hai in 1981.

Prizes were won by the following: Joyce and Don Riedel, coming the farthest distance; Adeline Ratsch, first married; Fern Rowe, most recently married; Nancy Wagner, newest baby; Marie Foemmel, most children; Gail Wagner and Buddy Barten, first reservations.

Class members present, along with their husbands and wives, included the following: Mr. and Mrs. George Barten, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Virnig, all of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Marie Coyle) Foemmel, Northfield, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Joann Foemmel) Gregurich, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Joyce Foemmel) Riedel, Boulder, Colo., (both members); Mr. and Mrs. Jon (Kathleen Garbisch) Czarnetzki, Davenport, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ron (Nancy Phipps) Wagner, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. David Rand, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Lyle (Barbara Schaefer) Edelblute, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schumacher, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Gail Smith) Wegner, Middleton; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thiede, Kansasville; Mr. and Mrs. Denis (Barbara Walters) Sobczak, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Foemmel, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Lee, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Bonnie Lemons) Shaw, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas (Joyce Garbisch) Opelt, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Adeline Johnson) Ratsch, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Riedel, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Barbara Sternitzky) Teter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Fern Vine) Rowe, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Winkler, all of Granton.



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